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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Inspired by the Puerto Rican dessert, nisperos de batata, this Imperial porter is crafted with the dishes core ingredients: sweet potatoes, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and toasted coconut, and is an equatorial delight. Pipeworks is proud of our roots in Humboldt Park, grateful to neighbors like Junior of Puerto Rican Food Mart for their support. And also, we like desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5258) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle - Chocolate, roasted malts, clove and other spices. Jet black with a thin brown head. Sweet molasses, clove and cinnamon. A bit too spicy and unbalanced.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AdamJackson (2960) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
dark black, white head. Smells like ancho chili peppers. Tastes like chili peppers with yams. Almost dry like in a smoked ham sort of way. very off. I wouldn’t have released this beer. sorry guys

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2974) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle - Pours dark brown with a ring of light tan head. Nose has clove and cinnamon, with a little vanilla and a sweet malt base. Taste is sweet potato, spicy clove and cinnamon, with dark malt and very light roast. Thin body and lightly carbonated. Weird beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle pours opaque black/ brown with tan head. Nose sweet malt, sweet potato, brown sugar, faint roast. Taste sweet up front, then yam, roast chocolate. Underlying hint of coconut. Bitter roasty finish. Smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhsiung (881) - USA - DEC 3, 2013
bomber. delicious. a sweet and spicy holiday ale. coconut, not cocoa, right? batatas con chocolate would be great next year!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1718) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. This pours out a deep brown color with a pencil thin head developing on top before vanishing away. Heavy cinnamon spice aroma that’s followed by clove, toasted almond, and vanilla extract. The flavors, almost mirroring the scent, showcase some spicy cinnamon and clove flavors; sweet vanilla, toasted marshmellow, and backed by a soft malt character. Chocolate creeps in towards the finish but I expected that to be more prominent than it is. Overall not too bad but the dominant spice gets overbearing rather quickly. I do think this was very well executed. Just the fall spiced stuff isn’t entirely my thing and I was kind of hoping this had more chocolate Porter in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mac95860 (17) - - NOV 17, 2013
Pretty good. Taste of chocolate and malt immediately explodes in your mouth. Smells of malt, a little bot of cinnamon. Some coffee in there somewhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3558) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice dark brown/black with a cream tan head. Aroma of mild tubery flesh, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves. Mild chocolate and roast notes. Flavor is dark chocolate, bitter bakers chocolate, with cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves. Some sweetness imparted by the spice. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Finishes spicy and sweet. I think the imperial porter is the ideal showcase for this theory of a beer. Quite nice. One of the better styled "Autumn spiced" beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6201) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle and served in one of my PW snifters: Pours a deep murky brown, near opaque with a rocky fading head. The aroma has moderate vapours of cinnamon, clove and vanilla bean along with some toasted bread. Smell like a liquid dinner. Hint of smoke and earthiness as well on the nose. The taste is more of the same with pronounced spices and root to earth backbone. I honestly expected more nutty and/or cocoa notes from this offering, too similar to the Nisperos de Batata. It fits the season and is better than most "pumpkin" spiced ales out nowadays. Unique mouth feel slick but not overly heavy. Ultimately I wish this less sweet, drier and more porter-ish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigirishphan (105) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
You better like food... Mainly sweet potatoes. This beer pours dark with a thin creamy head smells like sweet brown sugar and tastes like a sweet potato after baking it for three hours at a low temp. Great beer that is different! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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